Toys on shelves in stores 
found their way into  
the checkout lane. 
Father brought home  
two cats and a St. Bernard 
when I said I wanted pets. 
Shows on MTV were forbidden 
except when I came home from school 
before Mother did.  
I even sometimes snuck into  
my parent’s room, to watch  
their pornos on VHS. 
One time, I wanted  
something I couldn’t have. 
I got it anyway. 

3 thoughts on “II

  1. This is excellent. Very vivid imagery.


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